Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies – upcoming program deadlines

Upcoming program deadlines: February 1 for Early Career Scholars, March 1 for Exploratory Workshops and International Visiting Research Scholars, June 1 for Distinguished Scholars in Residence program.

The Institute’s programs focus on bringing together distinguished researchers, from both the University of British Columbia and across Canada, to spend time at the Institute. These residencies, ranging in term from one month to one year, encourage the interaction of scholars from a variety of disciplines interested in exploring new research directions.

The Early Career Scholars program brings together outstanding tenure-track faculty from diverse disciplines at the early stages of their careers at UBC.  Each year the Institute appoints a single cohort of up to fourteen untenured Assistant and recently tenured Associate Professors. These scholars have a variety of opportunities to share ideas and approaches, allowing them to broaden their perspectives and enhance future research contributions.  Scholars are exposed to the research environment at UBC, a diversity of topics and approaches, infrastructure and research supports.  The appointment includes a $10,000 infrastructure award.  Participants are also eligible to apply for up to an additional $10,000 to be used to secure a course release during their term of appointment.   Contact: Emma MacEntee, Program Manager

The Distinguished Scholars in Residence program, targeted at senior Associate and Full Professors, was developed to bring to the Institute outstanding, tenure-track UBC faculty members with distinguished research records and commitment to interdisciplinary approaches. The appointment includes a $15,000 infrastructure award, as well as up to an additional $5,000 for a research initiative linked to the scholar’s one-year residence at the Institute.  Contact: Emma MacEntee, Program Manager

The Exploratory Workshops program will fund a 2-3 day meeting of up to 35 researchers from a wide range of disciplines at UBC, along with distinguished experts from outside the University from geographically diverse areas, to jointly assess basic research and research possibilities with major potential impact.  Interdisciplinary discussion and exchange are encouraged. The objective of these workshops could include further development of research topics into a major publication or book, special journal issue, an application for major research funding, or development of centre of research focussed on the topic.  Contact: Bernadette Mah, Program Manager

The International Visiting Research Scholars program will award fifteen partnerships of $10,000 each to bring some of the world’s best scholars to UBC.  An outstanding visiting scholar is nominated by a UBC faculty member, and the Institute partners with the UBC department in hosting the visit.  These highly competitive partnership awards will be selected based on merit and the calibre of both the proposed scholar and the interdisciplinary research to be conducted jointly with one or more UBC scholar.  Contact: Joanne Forbes, Program Manager

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